Stan is set to have Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Alex Kidman 31 July 2017

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An international Stan original based on stories by Philip K. Dick is coming soon.

Alongside the news that it is commissioning a new Stan Original series based on classic Aussie flick Romper Stomper, Stan has also announced what it’s calling its first "International Original" in the form of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

Based on multiple short stories by the acclaimed science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams will be an anthology drama series with a seriously impressive cast list across its 10 Episodes, which will air in Australia exclusively on Stan. Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams will star (amongst others) Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Timothy Spall and Bryan Cranston. Cranston will also serve as an executive producer on the series, as well as starring in the episode entitled “Human Is”.

Whereas other Stan originals have been commissioned by Stan itself exclusively, Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams is actually being produced by Sony Pictures Television, which means its international rights are a rather interesting story, depending on where you are when you want to watch it.

In the UK, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams will air on Channel 4, while in the US, the rights for streaming will go to Amazon Prime Video. Based on Stan’s use of "exclusive" around Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, those rights do not appear to be likely to flow through to Amazon Prime Video here in Australia any time soon.

If you’re wondering why the title is rather ungainly, while other Philip K. Dick works have already been adapted for the screen, including Blade Runner and Total Recall, there’s also an 80s awkward romantic comedy that simply goes by the title Electric Dreams.

However, if you fancy catching up with that, good luck. Nowhere in Australia streams that particular celluloid "classic", although if you’re of a certain age you probably remember the Phil Oakey/Giorgio Moroder song that came from the film, and that's pretty easy to find. As there's no actual trailer for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams yet, it will have to make do for now:

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